Two men went to police in Patong at 6pm last night to complain that they had been slapped by tuk-tuk driver Teerapong Sombut, 37, who demanded money from them, thinking they were Burmese.
Officers arrested Khun Teerapong at his Royal Paradise location about 10pm, impounding side-entry tuk-tuk A520. Khun Teerapong told officers he was a first-time offender. Police have their doubts.
Officers praised victims Aekkacchai Waihyue, 25, and Pairat Keaupong, 26, for coming forward. Khun Teerapong is being held without bail.